Category: Trade

What does 2023 hold for EU and UK trade policy?

Last year the West hit Russia with debilitating trade and financial sanctions in response to its invasion of Ukraine, the US attempted to hobble Chinese technological advancement by introducing new export controls on high-end semiconductors and the tools used to … Continue reading
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09 Jan, 2023

Winter is coming: new risks and opportunities for firms trading with the UK and EU

Moving goods, services, data, and staff internationally has never been easy. Trade wars, Brexit, a global pandemic, sanctions, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine made doing so all the more difficult.   Beyond reacting to external pressures, companies and investors should be … Continue reading
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31 Aug, 2022

Trade after Brexit: What next for Global Britain?

Post-Brexit, the best job in the UK government was that of trade secretary. While other ministers dealt with the Brexit fallout, or were tasked with tackling Covid-19, then trade chief, Liz Truss, was filling up her trophy cabinet.    EU trade … Continue reading
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16 May, 2022

Why digital trade policy is so important

Being able to freely move data around the world – between and within firms – is now just as important as being able to freely move goods and services.   Car manufacturers increasingly monitor driver behaviour and car diagnostics from regional hubs; professional services firms may need … Continue reading
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18 Jan, 2022

UK trade policy post-Brexit

Now the UK has its own national trade policy let’s get it right. Rolling over EU agreements is important, but it is the easy bit. Beyond that, a focus on traditional goods-oriented Free Trade Agreements will be too narrow. We should be smart and innovative.   Trade policy does not exist … Continue reading
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01 Feb, 2021

What does Biden mean for Britain?

Joe Biden has a different approach from Donald Trump to the conduct of international relations and his election is a significant change. He will seek to work with European allies and other democratic countries and will be more engaged in multilateral bodies.   But … Continue reading
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23 Nov, 2020
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